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I think there is a problem with my 5D's LCD screen

 
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Feb 03, 2010 01:52 |  #1

When I view pictures on the back LCD screen, the colors look weird, almost like they are posterized. However, everything else about the camera is working fine, as well as the pictures which come out great after being uploaded to a computer. Also, when I squeeze the bottom of the camera, it corrects the colors on the LCD screen temperarely. What is going on here?!

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Feb 03, 2010 06:13 |  #2

Im guessing one of the cables inside the camera connecting the LCD is loose?


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Feb 03, 2010 06:21 |  #3

Looks like the panel is being slightly bent and putting pressure on it, straigtens it out.


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Feb 03, 2010 10:07 |  #4

Is there a fix?


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Feb 03, 2010 10:47 |  #5

ahhh.. I'm freaking out :(


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Feb 03, 2010 11:04 |  #6

What's the first digit of the serial number. I've seen people with 0 and 1 serial numbers complain about the poor quality of the lcd. I wonder how much Canon would charge to repair this.




  
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Feb 03, 2010 12:35 |  #7

So, the bottom image is what it looks like with no "pressure"?

If so, that camera needs to be repaired. Or, just use the LCD for histogram, since it's useless for determining critical focus anyway.

I'd have it fixed.



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Feb 03, 2010 18:59 |  #8

bohdank wrote in post #9531181 (external link)
Looks like the panel is being slightly bent and putting pressure on it, straigtens it out.

This sounds like the most realistic sceneario. The problem seems to be controllable, if I squeeze the bottom of the camera (directly below the LCD screen), the problem is fixed until release pressure which could mean i'm straightening the panel. How could the panel have bent if the camera has not recently been dropped? Could it take some time for this to show up if the camera had been dropped in the past (I am the third owner, just got it a couple months ago and have only used it a couple times).

The serial # starts with a 0.

Should I call Canon? How much do you think a repair would cost? How much do you think I would be able to sell it for (as is?) since I have upgraded to the 5D2 and don't even use the camera at all.


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Feb 03, 2010 21:56 |  #9

Has it been subjected to heat or moisture? Come in from cold outside to a warm house?

Just call them. Any guess anyone gives you hear is going to be just that: a guess.

I'd want an idea of what Canon might charge before thinking about selling the camera. They'll give you an estimate free, but you'd be on the hook for shipping.



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Feb 03, 2010 22:36 |  #10

Digital Panda wrote in post #9535618 (external link)
This sounds like the most realistic sceneario. The problem seems to be controllable, if I squeeze the bottom of the camera (directly below the LCD screen), the problem is fixed until release pressure which could mean i'm straightening the panel. How could the panel have bent if the camera has not recently been dropped? Could it take some time for this to show up if the camera had been dropped in the past (I am the third owner, just got it a couple months ago and have only used it a couple times).

The serial # starts with a 0.

Should I call Canon? How much do you think a repair would cost? How much do you think I would be able to sell it for (as is?) since I have upgraded to the 5D2 and don't even use the camera at all.


I'd call canon and see what if anything they are willing to do or at least figure out how much it will cost you to repair. $1000 minus repair costs would be a fair price. I was looking on ebay and typical prices were $1100-1200. CL was $1200-1500 but some came with grips and a 4-6 batteries.




  
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Feb 03, 2010 22:49 |  #11

The LCD has failed most likely. Loose connectors don't do that.
It's easy to replace, prolly about $180-220 if Canon does it.

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Here's how you do it! http://www.blackhawkim​ages.org/Home/canon-5d-repair (external link)


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Feb 03, 2010 23:21 |  #12

blackhawk wrote in post #9536948 (external link)
The LCD has failed most likely. Loose connectors don't do that.
It's easy to replace, prolly about $180-220 if Canon does it.

Ha-ha kiddies don't try this unless you're able to, and a little too curious...
Here's how you do it! http://www.blackhawkim​ages.org/Home/canon-5d-repair (external link)

Hmm...I am kind of temped to try a repair...

thanks for the informative link blackhawk!


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Feb 03, 2010 23:40 as a reply to  @ Digital Panda's post |  #13

It looks like the number of colors being displayed is reduced in the second picture. I would think that it may be a cable issue rather than pressure. Pressure tends to change the color of LCDs, not posterize the image.


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Feb 03, 2010 23:54 |  #14

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It looks like the number of colors being displayed is reduced in the second picture. I would think that it may be a cable issue rather than pressure. Pressure tends to change the color of LCDs, not posterize the image.

Then how would putting a little pressure on the bottom of the camera fix the issue?


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Feb 04, 2010 00:21 |  #15

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Hmm...I am kind of temped to try a repair...

thanks for the informative link blackhawk!

You know it's the cam image that's bugged up, but not not the other display functions of that LCD like set up, custom functions. etc? oops, my bad!:rolleyes:

If so that prolly something else... I'd send it to Canon repair, estimates are free.
Trust me you don't want to pull this apart if you don't know what's wrong, and even they the first time or two are a bit tricky even if you've done stuff like this before. Very easy to cause a lot more damage...


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